Anecdotal evidence for embodied cognition

Over the last couple of months, i realized, i have been growing ever so unfit, adding more fat..Decided to work on it, and have begun running. Not long enough to call it a healthy habit yet, but enough to be hopeful of the way forward. Anyway, i have noticed that this has already begun to influence my cognition(more precisely, my decision making). This seems to be enabling me to decisions, a lot more freely, whereas, i used to hesitate and worry about possible problems a lot more earlier. Now I have put that as if my decision making has become better, but the truth is i don’t know whether it has become better or worse. I don’t have a journal and it’s too early to judge even if i did. I would prefer to maintain a journal over a couple of years before i make a call on that. But what i do know is that i am happier about my decision-making. Phew, no wonder, there’s a following of embodied cognition.

And boy, those testosterone/serotonin surges…. are great…

introspection

Just went through some of my old blog posts and saw this. There is a post that says “If you don’t feel like kicking your own ass atleast once a day, you’re working below capacity”. Damn, it’s been 4-5 months since i felt like kicking my ass… Darn..

Just did a removal of all the lines written for DEBUG information in my program and now i feel like an ass………
Damn there were 100 lines, while my overall class was 600  lines(including around 50-100 lines of getter and setter functions) Damn there is got to be a better way to do this………
I need to start writing test scripts, instead of DEBUG……..
That way atleast the test scripts can be reused…………

Today’s encounter with the house owner is a good measure of how i work?? Intense reaction convinces the opposition of the sincerity…… and puts him on the back foot or even defensive…….. but if i don’t follow up as in follow up with my actions in terms of paying the money, it is wasted and in the future it is ignored…..always keep that in mind…….and do the follow up when you show that intensity…..

Both pavel and sumit are in the academics because they don’t like to be rushed………..becoz they hate mistakes/logical fallacies/inconsistencies so much that, they have to take the time to decide on their own……….actually that applies even to sanju and my brother……….. I am not their type… at all…. I don’t mind making mistakes………infact if i don’t make mistakes and feel like an ass atleast once every day, i feel bad that i haven’t learnt a lesson……
Well…… so my stay in academics has to be at places where things are happening……..and people are making mistakes all the time…….. and the mistakes are not too costly……. theirs is where a mistake could cost hugely…… and it is better to be slower and surer….
Well…….. i don’t even think this is a new thought per se…….just need to add a few refinements……
yeah i do like to make mistakes and learn……but i also like the stability that comes with the sure way of thinking……the trick is to decide, how many mistakes a day, and in what area…
 a little better….. but still not great…but yeah will do for now…